- The compost layer integrates more rapidly with the existing soil.
- Soil flora and fauna quickly get to work without the barrier in between.
- The compost layer stays a more moist and stable temperature under the paper layer.
- The newspaper layer prevents weeds from growing in your garden, including the unwanted seeds from your compost. (Unless you are a master composter, there will be seeds in your compost).
- Less nutrients from the compost are evaporated and lost.
- Roots of plants can penetrate directly into the soil so stay hydrated longer, can access minerals and have increased resilience and stability.
I’m a big fan of eating weeds. But first, what even is a weed? A common description is that it’s simply a plant in the wrong place – meaning us humans don’t want it there as it may be compromising the ecological integrity of that place or crowding other plants we want to thrive. But […]